The First World War, also known as the Great War, took place from 1914 to 1918. It took place on many different fronts and many lives were lost. This war is mostly known as a trench war, which took place in the Belgian and French countryside. Many soldiers died in the trenches due to cannons, poison gas and gunfire. If you have ever visited a war cemetery from the First World War, you must have noticed that many graves are dated from a later period, some even 1919. These were mostly victims of the Spanish flu, which broke out in 1918. The war ended on 11 November 1918 and was won by the Allied Powers. The Great War is still commemorated in several countries. In the United Kingdom, this 11th of November is also the national Remembrance Day for all war victims of the wars that took place after the Great War.